Democrats could rue the day they convinced Barack Obama to hit the campaign trail. Obama held a rally in California, our largest state heavily Democratic state at that and only drew 750 people. That is not a good omen.
But considering how poorly candidates he endorsed in the past have done, you just have to ask the DNC one question. “What in the hell were you thinking?” In fact, his results have been so bad, it’s a surprise that the RNC isn’t willing to pick up his expenses. It will be interesting to see who draws the biggest crowds, President Trump or Barack Obama.
Think Progress reported over the weekend about former President Obama’s event in Anaheim, California –
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA — Former President Obama made his first campaign stop of the midterm elections in Orange County, California Saturday to stump for seven Democratic House candidates running in districts currently held by Republicans but that Hillary Clinton won in 2016.
About 750 people attended the event at Anaheim Convention Center, where Obama delivered a short speech centered on unity and the “politics of hope.” And, after a story about getting kicked out of Disneyland when he was caught smoking in the Magic Kingdom after a concert as a teenager, Obama issued an impassioned critique of Trump and the state of American democracy and encouraged the crowd to back the candidates he came to support.
It went on to point out… “Obama is wilding out, sharing an anecdote about how he and his friends smoked cigarettes while they were getting kicked out of Disneyland during a trip to California to see Kool and the Gang”
Obama is wilding out, sharing an anecdote about how he and his friends smoked cigarettes while they were getting kicked out of Disneyland during a trip to California to see Kool and the Gang pic.twitter.com/f8AxEGyAWT
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 8, 2018
“Obama campaign rally in leftist California had a grand attendance of: 750 PEOPLE. @realDonaldTrump regularly fills massive arenas. MT got 12,000! Indiana got 11,000! West Virginia got 13,600! Obama could only get 750. Muh Blue Wave.”
If Obama can only pull in 750 people in California, where is the blue wave at?